I have been absolutely terrible for updating this section of my website in the last while - I aim to be better this year. I have been very busy making instruments in the last while. In early September, I finished the Cedar/Rosewood Mandolin I was working on in previous posts. I was very happy with it and it is now with it’s new owner in Belgium and both seem to be getting on great together.
In October, I had the joy of spending a week with Taran Guitars in the East Neuk of Fife, Scotland making Springwell mandolins. It was a fantastic experience and I learned a huge amount from Rory, Zachie and Gemma.
Yesterday, I delivered the spruce/cocobolo bouzouki. It was my favourite instrument to date and included many new techniques that will now be standard on my instruments. It was lovely to be able to deliver it in person and to see John’s reaction to the first few strums. That’s why I love what I do!
In terms of builds that are in progress, Victoria’s guitar has been finished, fretted and is awaiting a bridge, machine heads and set up. I look forward to stringing it up in the next few weeks. I have also started 6 new custom builds for this year: